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Books on Shamanism

Michele "mich"
The list author says: "Shamanism, the world's oldest healing tradition, is found in all cultures on Earth. Shamans work with their allies--the animal spirits.

Here are some books to help you start on this journey of self revelation"
The Way of the Shaman
The Way of the Shaman
"When this book came out in the early 1980s, it was revolutionary. It was an easy-to-read book on a little-known subject, and it still is. It goes over the "core principles" common to many cultures."
Shamanism As a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life
Shamanism As a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life
"Practical and down to earth book that explains the uses and understanding of shamanism for modern people."
Shamanic Journeying
Shamanic Journeying
"A good book for beginner which introduces you to the world of the shaman and includes with  drumming cd so that you may begin to practice your own journeying."
Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small
Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small
"Whether you see animals in real life or just in your dreams, they are communicating with you. Ted Andrews'book, , is the best reference book to such animal messages that I've seen. While not all animals are included in the book  t does contain very relevant information about a large number of creatures"
The Journey to the Sacred Garden: A Guide to Traveling in the Spiritual Realms
The Journey to the Sacred Garden: A Guide to Traveling in the Spiritual Realms
". This lovely little book, from an anthropologist and Hawaiian Shaman, makes it easy for the beginner or delightful for the experienced "traveler" to visit their own personal garden or sacred space deeply. The accompanying CD adds immensely to the process."
Spirit Medicine
Spirit Medicine
"This book goes into greater depth as to healing states and knowledge that Hank and his wife Jill have gained form their experiences with Hawaiian kahunas and healers. This book is packed with information and a CD designed to help one experience the book's contents."
Urban Shaman
Urban Shaman
"Huna (Hawaiian)is an ancient philosophy going back 2,000 years, and contains many self realization techniques, including the unification of the three selves, removing emotional blocks and fears, and manifesting your goals. There is also an energy practice which uses the power of focus."
Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self
Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self
"Time for us to collect back our lost pieces and remember why we were born into this world. Wonderful book on the art of retrieval of lost selfs and a good look on shamanic healing.""
The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine
The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine
"This book is a very readable and comprehensive study of the role of women in shamanism. It is without doubt the best book ever written about the female role in shamanism."
The Shaman's Body: A New Shamanism for Transforming Health, Relationships, and the Community
The Shaman's Body: A New Shamanism for Transforming Health, Relationships, and the Community
"A pioneering method of using crisis as a dynamic opportunity for accessing our inner world, confronting our fears, and catalyzing self-discovery."
Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century
Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century
"If you are fascinated by sacred geometry, trance states, near death experiences, alien abduction phenomena, the Mayan calendar, the pyramids, mythology, DNA, DMT, esoteric teachings, the evolution of consciousness, or anything even remotely related to these subjects, then read this book! It is a master guide."
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition
""Originally published in 1932, this book is venerated by many. Black elk, one of the most revered holy men of the Oglala Sioux, offers a profound vision of the unity of creation.""
Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies
Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies
"This book is an enjoyable read and gives you a feeling for Native spirituality and animal symbolism. It contains a selection of various legends from assorted tribes; such as Wiyot, Cheyenne, Crow, Yakima, Kickapoo, Cherokee, and others. Note: The ceremonies in this book are sketchy at best."
Entering the Circle: Ancient Secrets of Siberian Wisdom Discovered by a Russian Psychiatrist
Entering the Circle: Ancient Secrets of Siberian Wisdom Discovered by a Russian Psychiatrist
"In this book, Kharitidi describes her mystical experiences in the Altai Mountains in Siberia. When a friend asked her to come  and observe a healing ceremony, the perceptions of the Soviet-trained psychiatrist suddenly and drastically changed. This is the story of that change and some of the aftermath."
Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing
Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing
"The Sing'oi of Malaysia live daily in the dreamtime. Written from first-hand experience. Read the first part to understand the context, but the amazing revelations are in the second half. The author  just managed to learn the techniques before he had to return to the west."
The Wind Is My Mother
The Wind Is My Mother
"Inspirational book filled with wisdom that has been passed down for centuries. It is a combination of Universal Truths and every-day living. Grandfather Bear Heart sits right up there with Fools Crow as one of the True Holy Men of our time. He has studied a multitude of subjects ranging from psychology to Anthropology, yet has learned that all we ever truly know is that which we have experienced"
Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
"Seventy thousand years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic change,  all the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared.  Graham Hancock sets out to investigate this mysterious "before-and-after moment" and to discover the truth about the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind."